Winter has arrived in the South

APTOPIX Winter WeatherWe have been lucky this week.  Yea I know it’s been cold, but I would rather have the cold then what is happening just to the South of us.  There is a path of winter storm warnings that stretch from the Oklahoma Panhandle to North Carolina.  Here is what has happened so far and what they can expect through the weekend.

Folks in the Texas Panhandle have received 13 inches of snow, Lubbock alone got 8 inches. Areas in Oklahoma have seen a heavy layer of ice that has snapped power line and tree limbs. The same scenario occurred in Nebraska. So far 142,000 homes and business are without power in Oklahoma. East into Arkansas they have lots of snow, 10 inches and counting. In Tennessee and some areas in Kentucky are seeing close to 8 inches of snow.  Interstate 40 and 44 have been shut down in Oklahoma and Texas due to hazardous road conditions. Roads were not the only things shut down… so were flights out of Tulsa, Wichita Falls and Lubbock.  National Weather Service forecasters are preparing areas in North Carolina for up to a foot of snow.

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This post was written by qni_it on January 29, 2010

4 Comments so far

  1. Mongo January 29, 2010 3:19 PM

    Nashville has received 2″ so far and it’s just really started. No sign of it letting up. Forecast is for it to continue snowing overnight into tomorrow. 6-12″ totals!

  2. WI Weather Buff January 29, 2010 4:59 PM

    Wow, I have relatives in Tulsa, OK … wonder how they’re doing (no e-mail response).

  3. Eric Sorensen - WREX January 29, 2010 7:30 PM

    Mongo: Thanks for the update. Send pictures!!!

  4. Mongo January 29, 2010 10:29 PM

    I took a bunch of pix today. Will send a few on. Got about 4″ of snow/sleet so far. Has been all sleet for about 4 hrs. Still calling for another 4″ at least overnight.

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